career change

Dear Reader: A Career Change Lands

Frankly, it was about time I took this step.

I’ve been “told” by a certain person I happen to live with, that I’m now retired. And this wasn’t phrased as a suggestion. (Every guy knows that tone of voice.)

To be honest, I never thought I would retire and I’ve spent much of the last year trying to understand exactly what it means to be a writer and be retired at the same time.

Complicating this decision is the fact I have a bucket list of places to go and things to do that would choke that poor proverbial horse.

You’d think a large bucket list that would make it easier to switch wouldn’t you but I seem to have been well indoctrinated in the good old work-ethic of my Scottish mother and grandparents. (Note my dad was no slouch on that front either.)

Covid certainly brought these questions to the forefront. There’s nothing like a world wide pandemic and the thought these 70+ year old bones might not make it to the vaccinations and the new normal (whatever that may be.)

Didn’t This Website Used To Be Fiction?

Well, yes it was for a brief time as I built out a fiction career. This one was to be the fantasy story site. Even fiction writing is on the chopping block at this point as I look to other creative activities.

Author note: two weeks after this was originally posted, I made the decision to walk away from fiction. This may not be a permanent walk-away as I’ve left the ebooks on Amazon but have no intent to write more or update the website.

But before this site was fiction, it was my personal blog and to this it returns.

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